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Book of Hours
France, Saint-Omer, between 1320 and 1329
MS M.754 fol. 64r

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Four initials, U decorated with foliage, at beginning of Psalm 13 (Vulg., 12), Q enclosing head of veiled woman, U enclosing animal head, and I, in Prime of Long Hours of the Cross / Hours of the Passion.
Margins decorated with curvilinear foliate stems and balls.
Margin, upper, inhabited by snail and hybrid snail.
Margin, lower, inhabited by hybrid animal with head between human legs exposing hindquarters (Obscaena), hybrid animal holding rake in its jaws, hybrid man reaping grain with sickle (Scene, Burlesque: Agriculture), and nimbed hybrid angel swinging censer.
Line endings decorated.

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